Health insurance for Israelis has been a major barrier to obtaining necessary medical care.
A lack of access to specialist care, however, can also cause an increased likelihood of developing health problems.
In an effort to fill this gap, Israel has been introducing several initiatives designed to improve access to healthcare in the country.
Israel has recently announced that it plans to increase access to primary care, which will involve more physicians and nurses.
The government plans to also expand primary care to include specialists, specialists who can treat complex conditions, and advanced-practice registered nurses.
To better access and improve the quality of care, Israel will also introduce a new public-private partnership, a government-backed program, in 2020.
It is part of the government’s efforts to improve the health of Israelis.
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